Maitha bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

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Maitha bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Born (1980-03-05) 5 March 1980 (age 38)
Full name
Maitha bint Mohammed bin Rashid Maktoum
HouseAl Falasi
FatherMohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
MotherHuriah Ahmed Al M'aash (Algerian)[1][2]
ReligionSunni Islam

Sheikha Maitha bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (born 5 March 1980)[3] is a karate and taekwondo athlete and sheikha of Dubai.[4] She is the sister of Sheikha Shamsa (1981), Sheikha Latifa (1985), and Sheikh Majid (1987).

Sports career[edit]

Representing the United Arab Emirates in the 2006 Asian Games, she won the silver medal at the Women's Over 60 Kilogram karate event.[5] She is the daughter of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

In March 2008, the UAE National Olympic Committee announced Sheikha Maitha's participation at the 2008 Summer Olympics. She participated in taekwondo in the 67 kg category for women.[6]

Accolades and awards[edit]

In 2008, she was included as 17th on the list of the "20 Hottest Young Royals" as compiled by Forbes magazine.[4]



  1. ^ "La desesperada huida de una hija del emir de Dubái". Retrieved 9 April 2018.
  2. ^ "هل كان لحاكم دبي إبنة من أم جزائرية ؟". Algeria Post. 10 March 2018. Retrieved 22 April 2018.
  3. ^ "Sheikha Maitha ALMAKTOUM - Olympic Taekwondo | United Arab Emirates". International Olympic Committee. 2016-06-25. Retrieved 2018-05-09.
  4. ^ a b "The 20 Hottest Young Royals - 17. Sheikha Maitha bint Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum". Forbes. 2008-05-27. Retrieved 2008-06-15.
  5. ^ SHEIKHA MAITHA BINT MOHAMMED AL-MAKTOUM OF DUBAI Archived 2008-06-03 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ "Shaikha Maitha bound for Beijing Olympics". Gulf News. 2008-03-24. Archived from the original on 2008-06-20. Retrieved 2008-06-15.
Preceded by
Saeed Al Maktoum
Flagbearer for  United Arab Emirates
Beijing 2008
Succeeded by
Saeed Al Maktoum